Mr. John Gendron, District Administrator
John Gendron began as the District Administrator of the Central High School District of Westosha on July 1, 2019. Mr. Gendron brings enthusiasm, a passion for developing and nurturing relationships with staff, students, and parents, a strong fiscal background, and a commitment to leadership. He is excited to continue the rich tradition of excellence at Central, while bringing new ideas to move the school forward.
Mr. Gendron brings a wealth of leadership experiences to Central; he was most recently the District Administrator at Randall School District. During his five years at Randall, Mr. Gendron helped pass three school referendums, two operational and one building capital (Facility). His leadership also helped the district rise to new academic success as the district reached the highest rating on the state’s school report. Prior to working at Randall, Mr. Gendron was the District Administrator at Riverview School in Silver Lake, WI; he also served as the middle school principal at Elkhorn. Mr. Gendron’s educational career began in Grayslake, Illinois where he worked an 8th grade math teacher, athletic director, and high school coach.
Mr. Gendron earned his Bachelor of Arts in education from UW-Whitewater; he received his Masters in educational leadership from Aurora University and his District Administrator license from Marquette University.
Mr. Gendron is active in community and education circles. He has been involved in multiple Kenosha County activities for the past 20 years. He is an active coach and mentor to children in the community as he has served as a volunteer coach for many teams and organizations.
John is married to Kristen and they have three wonderful children, Jared, Kyle, and Kaleb. They reside in Silver Lake, WI where Kristen is a teacher at Riverview Elementary School.
Mr. Gendron is honored to serve Central High School. He states, “Central is a highly successful school with outstanding teachers and students. The community is very proud of the school and it's traditions; I am excited to build on the many strengths and helping Central take the next step to excellence.” He continued to say, “ I look forward to building relationships with our community and students , creating a well-defined vision for our school, and building collaborative relationships with our K-8 feeder schools.”